SSU prevents terrorist attack in Zaporizhzhia and detains perpetrator (video)

The perpetrator is a resident of Dnipro, born in 1966. To sow chaos and panic in Zaporizhzhia, he planned to carry out an attack at a site of mass gathering in the city center.

He made the explosive device himself and disguised it as a crutch. He inserted into its cavity a pyrocartridge and explosive substance. To enhance the impact, he filled the device with nails and bolts.

The individual tried to ‘cover his trail’: two days before the planned attack he arrived in Zaporizhzhia from Western Ukraine.

The SSU managed to expose his criminal intentions and get ahead of the curve. He was detained at a ‘safe house’, the IED was disarmed.

Investigative and operational activities are underway. The detainee is testifying, while the SSU is verifying the involvement of russian special services in the preparation of the crime.